Manila, Philippines, February 24, 2020: World boxing champion Nesthy Petecio will be among the main recipients of the Philippine Sportswriters Association annual awards, to be held at the Manila Hotel on March 6.
The 27-year-old featherweight won gold in the women’s world championships in 2019. She also won SEA Games gold at the end of the year, improving on her three silver medals from previous editions of the regional sports extravaganza.
Petecio is on the list of main awardees for the sportswriters’ event, along with Rio 2016 silver medallist and 2018 Asian Games weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz and Tokyo Olympic Games-bound pole vaulter EJ Obiena.
Carlos “Caloy” Yulo will receive the PSA President’s Trophy after winning the men’s floor exercise gold medal at the FIG world gymnastics championships in Stuttgart, Germany. He also picked up two gold medals and five silvers at the SEA Games in 2019.
The main recipients for March 6, as published by Philippine Athletes at Multi Sport Event, are:
Jerwin ANCAJAS (professional boxing)
Aidric Jose CHAN (amateur golf)
Johnriel CASIMERO (professional boxing)
Hidilyn DIAZ (weightlifting)*
June Mar FAJARDO (basketball)*
National University Lady Bulldogs (collegiate basketball)
Ernest John OBIENA (athletics - pole vault)*
Juvic PAGUSAN (professional golf)
Nesthy PETECIO (amateur boxing)*
San Miguel Beermen (professional basketball)
Princess SUPERAL (professional golf)
Union Bell: Owner, Bell Racing Stable; trainer, Donnie S. Sordan; jockey, Jonathan B. Hernandez (Horse Racing - Horse of the Year)
Note: * Southeast Asian Games medallists